Sports

Ready, set ... not yet: Japanese sponsors are calling for a delay to the Olympic Games, and with the coronavirus persisting, the event has become a tough sell for disillusioned locals.

The wireless provider’s partnership with DraftKings represents the latest in a series of new perks intended to entice subscribers away from competitors.

On today's episode, we discuss why Uber is trying to be a one-stop shop and how DoorDash outperformed Uber during the pandemic. We then talk about The New York Times' Q1 subscriber and revenue performance, NBCUniversal's thoughts on regional sports, and what stood out at this year's NewFronts. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Eric Haggstrom.

On today's episode, we discuss how US social media use is changing and why. We then talk about how the social network giants are trying to make their platforms less "anxiety-provoking," why the new NFL-iHeartMedia podcast deal is so significant, and whether the nostalgia marketing trend will dominate 2021. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer director of forecasting Oscar Orozco and senior forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Peter Newman.

Disney's streaming growth slows: The company's streaming platforms saw subscriptions slow last quarter, but its earnings call highlighted sports and international expansion as points of optimism for the future.

To sell or to stream, that is NBCU’s question: What the media company decides for its regional sports networks all depends on how much faith it has in Peacock to carry the company into a post-TV world.

On today's episode, we discuss whether HBO Max can break into the top four streaming services, what to make of the Academy Awards' ratings, the effect Amazon could have on live sports, whether people will pay with their palm, how NBCUniversal's Peacock is doing, the crazy things that happen in far away galaxies, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer director of forecasting Oscar Orozco, analyst Blake Droesch, and principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Jeremy Goldman.

Twitch's diversification strategy: The livestreaming platform launched a new sports accelerator program to encourage creators to produce sports commentary as the platform expands its sports coverage.

NHL deepens its commitment to streaming: The league signed a deal with WarnerMedia to bring more hockey content to the media company's biggest channels—TNT and TBS—as well as HBO Max.

Reddit teams up with the NBA: The basketball brand is one of many that have been attracted by reddit's growing user base and renewed commitment to brand safety over the past year.

Clubhouse gets sporty: The social audio app will run a week of draft programming in the lead-up to the annual NFL event, as both parties look to dig into broader audience bases.

On today's episode, we discuss digital video: Where has video ad spending overtaken TV, what do the streaming wars look like in different countries, and how much has live sports migrated to digital platforms? Tune in to the discussion as eMarketer senior analyst Bill Fisher hosts principal analyst Karin von Abrams, senior analyst Paul Briggs, and research director at Insider Intelligence Matteo Ceurvels.

iHeartMedia and the NFL want podcast listeners to care about football: The NFL continues to reach for younger consumers, this time with a podcast slate that could help it find potential fans where they already are.

On today's episode, we discuss the new landmark TV (and streaming) rights deal with the NFL, the significance of Amazon's involvement, and what this means for sports viewership in the coming years. We then talk about Roku's new branded content studio, how long marketing videos should be, and the greatest driver of ad-supported video. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior analyst at Insider Intelligence Ross Benes.

On today's episode, we discuss the different ways brands might get involved on social audio apps like Clubhouse, what kind of Summer Olympics we can expect this year, common ad tactics that are alienating people, America's payments revolution, how retailers are using Facebook Shops, what we know and don't know about the ocean, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analysts Jeremy Goldman, Nicole Perrin, and Debra Aho Williamson.

Amazon hits a home run with latest sports deal: The platform will stream 21 New York Yankees games this season as it continues its aggressive push for sports content.

The NFL ensures more touchdowns for streamers: A new set of 11-year rights deals will make more football available on streamers, but distribution will remain tied to linear TV for the time being.

On today's episode, we discuss Facebook and Apple's next virtual and augmented reality moves, Netflix cracking down on password sharing, whether Google and Facebook killed the concept of "free," what Americans will do with their stimulus checks, how ESPN+ will do on Hulu, where in the world there is a giant plughole in the ocean, and more. Tune in to listen to the discussion with eMarketer forecasting analyst Rini Mukhopadhyay, senior analyst Sara M. Watson, analyst Blake Droesch, and principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Jeremy Goldman.